Confused by crampons? Hacked off by axes? Afraid of avalanches? In association with the Association of Mountain Instructors, Lowe Alpine and DMM, BMC TV presents the first in our series of winter skills videos to help you get it white.
The hills in their snowy winter garb are beautiful and exciting, but they also pose hazards you don’t have to contend with in more clement conditions.
So how do you deal with sub-zero temperatures, slopes of hard névé, cornices, avalanche hazards or whiteouts? One of the best ways to get this knowledge is to take a winter skills course like the BMC-subsidised Winter Skills in Wales weekends. There is no substitute for having skills and knowledge imparted face-to-face by an experienced instructor.
But we all need a refresher from time to time, so to help you reinforce your skills we have teamed up with the Association of Mountain Instructors (AMI), Lowe Alpine and DMM to produce this new series of instructional winter videos.
Filmed in harsh winter conditions at Glenmore Lodge, they feature AMI instructors taking you through a raft of winter basics, from matching up boots and crampons to being aware of avalanche hazard on the hills.
Watch, learn, and above all, have fun!
This series is the first in our range of winter skills videos. If you want to skip ahead just follow the links below.
Winter skills series one
WATCH: Choosing winter boots and crampons on BMC TV
WATCH: Kit: what's different in winter, on BMC TV
WATCH: How to choose an ice axe, on BMC TV
WATCH: How to carry an ice axe, on BMC TV
WATCH: Conditions and weather, on BMC TV
WATCH: Route choice: what's different in winter, on BMC TV
WATCH: Kicking steps and an introduction to self-arrest, on BMC TV
WATCH: Winter navigation tips, on BMC TV
WATCH: Travelling in the winter hills, on BMC TV
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